Wednesday April 5th 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

Rob Terry Trio – The Piano Concertos!

(piano, double bass & drums + guest violinist)

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Rob Terry Trio presents two sets of sparkling jazz piano trio arrangements with special reference to some of the greatest classical piano concertos ever composed. You’ll hear music from Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Shostakovich plus some originals from Rob and loads of nods to jazz standards that you’ll know and love. Led by virtuoso pianist, composer and arranger Rob Terry, this trio brings three musicians with now an almost telepathic musical connection. Their performances brim with humour, joy and sheer musicality – they are far greater aurally than the sum of their very talented parts! Paul Jefferies (double bass) and Charlie Stratford perform side by side with Rob and for this concert they will be joined by Ben Holder on violin to add further spice to their already delicious musical offerings. Check out the Rob Terry Trio web site to hear samples of their music.

 


 

Wednesday  May 3rd 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

Khourosh Kanani Quartet

(2 x guitars, violin, double bass)

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Khourosh is one of the new breed of technically superb jazz swing guitarists who’s making waves on the London scene. He was born and bred in Leeds and trained at the university there. However, he had been playing and ‘studying’ music for several years before that. The product of a very musical family, Khourosh (his father is Iranian and mother Irish) was  absorbing jazz from an early age, listening to recordings of Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins and many other legendary guitarist – some of that has obviously stuck and he’s added his own very unique style to create a fiery, powerful sound that is reminiscent of the great Django Reinhardt. With Ben Holder on violin, Caley Groves on rhythm guitar and the Mike Green on double bass, we’re looking forward to a fabulous night of swing jazz – Paris hot club style!

 


 

Wednesday  June 7th 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

Catherine Sykes Quartet – Celebrating Ella…. 

(voice, guitar, violin, double bass)

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Sometimes superlatives just aren’t enough – that’s how we feel about the delightful jazz vocalist Catherine Sykes. She’s one of the finest jazz vocalists you’ll in the UK – clear, concise tone, pitch perfection and that rare ability to wrench every last drop of meaning from a lyric. Last year, Bristol based Catherine treated us to a night of music in tribute to Peggy Lee but this time she’ll be bringing the music of her greatest influence – the “incomparable” Ella Fitzgerald. So there’ll be more jazz and less blues, but maximum entertainment celebrating Ella with tunes like Mack The Knife, How High The Moon, Cheek to Cheek and Take The ‘A’ Train. With Catherine will be Jez Cook (guitar), Ben Holder (violin) and Paul Jefferies (double bass).


 

Wednesday  July 5th 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

The Bateman Brothers

(trumpet, trombone, piano, bass & drums)

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Trumpeter and Trombonist Alan and Ian make a very fine pair – brothers and brothers in music, they are much sought after throughout Europe for their fantastic performances. Their biogs read like a who’s who of British jazz – peppered with references to some of the finest jazz musicians of the last five decades. They’ve worked with Acker Bilk, Terry Lightfoot, NYJO and many others. Their style is unashamedly ‘swing’ with hint towards the trad end of the spectrum but there’s also some fine mainstream going on – just great jazz! They’ll be playing two sets of a wide ranging repertoire with Ben Holder on piano, Paul Jefferies on double bass and club favourite Nick Millward on drums.


 

Wednesday  August  2nd 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

Craig Milverton’s Foursome

(piano, violin, bass & drums)

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Craig Milverton has graced thousands of stages throughout the Europe and the USA with his own ensembles and with notably trumpeter Digby Fairweather, BBC radio’s blues programme presenter Paul Jones and American saxophonist Scott Hamilton. His style is unique yet lyrical with a heavy rhythmic inference. We’re delighted that he’ll be presenting his own selection of favourite pieces for quartet including ben Holder (violin), Paul Jefferies (double bass) and Charlie Stratford (drums).


Wednesday  September 6th 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

Ollie Weston Quartet – Hat’s off to The Duke!

(tenor sax, piano, bass & drums)

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We’re really excited to be introducing multi-reeds player Ollie Weston to you. Ollie is one heck of a fine saxophonist – he has a muscular tone, melodic approach and fiendish technique! Known especially as a performer with the London Jazz Orchestra, Back to Basie and Sax Appeal as well as numerous recording credits as a session player with jamie Cullum, Amy Winehouse, Island records and Stornaway. He’s also head of sax at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has written extensively about jazz harmony and the art of saxophone playing. With Ben Holder (piano), Paul Jefferies (bass) and Nick Millward (drums) he presents an evening of music devoted to the music of Duke Ellington.


Wednesday  October 19th 2017 – £20.00 on door, £15.00 in advance

Ken Peplowski Sextet – JOT Special…

(feat. Julian Marc Stringle)

(two clarinets, violin/vocals, piano, bass & drums)

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT ON OUR USUAL FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH – THIS CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER.

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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT ON OUR USUAL FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH – THIS CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER.

Reckoned  by those who know, to be the finest jazz clarinetist in the world currently – that’s no small feat and we believe it’s entirely justified. Ken has playing is so beautifully crafted that it appears almost easy – of course it’s most definitely not but actually the result of decades of practise and performance at the very highest level. Ken is celebrated wherever he plays throughout the world so you’ll understand why we are very proud to have ‘bagged’ him for another concert this year playing with an all-star band including Julian Marc Stringle, Craig Milverton, Nick Millward, Ben Holder and Paul Jefferies. Note a special price for these tickets £20.00 on the door or if ordered ahead £15.00. 


Wednesday  November 8th 2017 – £12.00 on door, £10.00 in advance

Wendy Kirkland’s ‘Piano Divas’

(vocals, piano, violin, guitar & bass)

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Presenting the very talented singer/pianist Wendy Kirkland and her show ‘Piano Divas’ which celebrates some of the greatest female piano playing singers from 20th and 21st centuries – including Blossom Dearie, Nina Simone, Eliane Elias & Diana Krall to name a few. With guitarist Pat Sprakes, Ben Holder (violin) and Paul Jefferies (double bass).